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Awards and Recognition

Awards

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Received Editor’s Choice by the Aesthetic Surgery Journal for his publication in the November/December 2013 issue.


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Named Top Doctor in the field of Cosmetic Surgery by Houstonia Magazine, 2014, 2013


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Houston Top Doctor in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery by H-Texas Magazine, 2014, 2013.


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Doctor’s Choice in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery by Health & Fitness Sports Magazine, 2012.


Honors and Awards

  • 2015 HOUSTONIA Magazine Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery
  • 2015 Texas Super Doctors-Rising Stars
  • 2015 Vitals Patients’ Choice Award
    2015 Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons YPS Award (Best paper by a Young Plastic Surgeon)
  • 2014 Singleton Surgical Society Sixty-First Annual Scientific Program Blocker-Lewis Visiting Professor
  • 2014 Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons YPS Award (Best paper by a Young Plastic Surgeon)
  • 2014, 2013 HOUSTONIA Magazine Top Doctor in Plastic Surgery
  • 2014, 2013 H-Texas Magazine Houston’s Top Doctors in Plastic Surgery
  • 2013 H-Texas Magazine Houston’s Top Doctors in Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery
  • 2012 Health & Fitness Sports Magazine’s Doctors’ Choice in Breast Surgery
  • 2012 Health & Fitness Sports Magazine’s Doctors’ Choice in Cosmetic and Reconstructive Surgery

Presentations

  • April 2016: Las Vegas, Nevada. 2016 American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery meeting. “Keeping Your Liposuction Patients Safe: Twenty Tips to Better Contouring Strategies and Safer Surgeries.”
  • October 16, 2015: Boston, Massachusetts. 2015 Plastic Surgery The Meeting. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Panelist on “Job Hunting: How to do it (private practice).”American Society for Aesthetic Plastic Surgery annual meeting
  • September 27, 2015:  San Antonio, Texas. The Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting. R. Morales, et al. “Novel Oral Anticoagulants Versus Low Molecular Weight Heparin For Thromboprophylaxis In Body Contouring Procedures.”
  • August 10, 2015:  Bejing, China.  PCS Global Pain Conference.  R. Morales, et al.  “The Use of Liposomal Bupivicaine for Postoperative Pain control in Plastic Surgery Procedures.”
  • May 16, 2015: Montreal, Canada. 2015 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “Scientific Exhibits” venue.   R. Morales, et al. “Novel Oral Anticoagulants (Rivaroxaban and Apixaban) versus Low Molecular Weight Heparin for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures.”
  • September 27, 2015: San Antonio, Texas, Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons: R. Morales, et al. “Novel Oral Anticoagulants Versus Low Molecular Weight Heparin for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures.”
  • October 13, 2014: Chicago, Illinois. American Society of Plastic Surgeons The Meeting. Scientific Member Abstracts. R. Morales, et al. “Low Molecular Weight Heparin versus Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures.”
  • October 10, 2014: Chicago, Illinois. American Society of Plastic Surgeons The Meeting. Premiere Global Hot Topics Course. R. Morales, et al. “Novel Oral Anticoagulants for Thromboprophylaxis in Plastic Surgery.”
  • September 14, 2014: San Antonio, Texas. Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons Meeting. R. Morales, et al. “Low Molecular Weight Heparin versus Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures.”
  • June 13, 2014: Galveston, Texas. Singleton Surgical Society Sixty-First Annual Scientific Program. “Latest Trends and Innovations in Plastic Surgery.”
  • April 28, 2014: San Francisco, California. 2014 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “ASERF Premiere Global BEST OF HOT TOPICS” venue. “Low Molecular Weight Heparin Versus Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures.”
  • April 25, 2014: San Francisco, California. 2014 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “Scientific Exhibits” venue. “Use of Regional Block Injections with Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain after Breast Augmentation.”
  • April 25, 2014: San Francisco, California. 2014 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “Scientific Exhibits” venue. “Low Molecular Weight Heparin Versus Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures.”
  • October 12, 2013: San Diego, California. 2013 The Meeting. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. “Use of Regional Field Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Breast Augmentation.”
  • October 11-12, 2013: Paris, France. 1st Anti-aging Medicine European Congress. “Use of Regional Abdominal Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty. “
  • October 10, 2013: San Diego, California. 2013 The Meeting. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Panelist on “Establishing your Practice: Questions and Answers”
  • October 10, 2013: San Diego, California. 2013 The Meeting. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Panelist on “Nuts and Bolts of Private Practice: Questions and Answers”
  • October 10, 2013: San Diego, California. 2013 The Meeting. American Society of Plastic Surgeons. Panelist on “Getting the Ball Rolling on a New Plastic Surgery Practice: Academic vs Private”
  • September 29, 2013: Bastrop, Texas. 2013 Texas Society of Plastic Surgeons meeting. “Use of Regional Abdominal Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty. “
  • April 15 2013: New York, New York. 2013 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “Practice Changers” Venue. “Use of Regional Abdominal Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty. ”
  • April 12 2013: New York, New York. 2013 American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery Meeting. “Premiere Hot Topics” Venue. “Use of Regional Abdominal Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty. ”
  • March 8, 2013: Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas. Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery: ”Use of Regional Abdominal Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty. ”

Publications and Research

  • R. Morales, et al. “Low Molecular Weight Heparin versus Rivaroxaban for Thromboprophylaxis in Body Contouring Procedures.” Plastic & Reconstructive Surgery. 134(4S-1):121, October 2014.
  • R. Morales, et al. “Use of Regional Abdominal Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty. ” Aesthetic Surgery Journal. November/December 2013, pg 1148-1153.
  • R. Morales, et al. “Use of Regional Abdominal Block Injections of Liposomal Bupivicaine to Control Postoperative Pain After Abdominoplasty. ” Abstract presented at the American Society of Aesthetic Plastic Surgery, April 11-16th 2013. To be published in The Aesthetic Surgery Journal, Fall 2013.
  • R. Morales, et al. “Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Burn Patient Covered with cultured Epithelial Autograph.” Presented at the Texas Society of Plastic Surgery, October 15, 2011
  • R. Morales, M. Silva. “Traumatic Pseudoaneurysm of The Superficial Temporal Artery Treated by Endovascular Coil Embolization.” Presented February 15, 2008 at the North American Winter Vascular Symposium.
  • P. Chang, R. Morales, k. Cook, SJ Blackwell. “Use of Combined Two-flap Palatoplasty Technique and Furlow double-Opposing Z-Plasty for Soft Palate Clefts.” Singleton Surgical Society Fifty-Second Annual Resident/Fellow competition. June 2, 2005.
  • E. Pickus, R. Morales, A.Write, R.McCaulery. “Incidence of Glaucoma in Children with Port Wine Stains in the First and Second Distributions of the Trigeminal Nerve.” June 7, 2005.

Recognition

  • Chosen by The American Society of Plastic Surgeons to sit on the Young Plastic Surgeon Steering Comittee, 2013-2014.
  • Chosen as a panelist for two sessions at the American Society’s annual meeting to help plastic surgery residents prepare for professional practice and their future career goals. “Getting the ball rolling on a New Plastic Surgery Practice: Academic vs. Private” and “Establishing Your Practice Question-and-Answer” 2013

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